A Fragile Hope
Josiah Chamberlain's life's work revolves around repairing other people's marriages. When his own is threatened by his wife's unexplained distance, and then threatened further when she's unexpectedly plunged into an unending fog, Josiah finds his expertise, quick wit and clever quips are no match for a relationship that is clearly broken. Feeling betrayed, confused, and ill-equipped for a crisis this crippling, he reexamines everything he knows about the fragility of hope and the strength of his faith and love. Love seems to have failed him. Will what’s left of his faith fail him, too? Or will it be the one thing that holds him together and sears through the impenetrable wall that separates them?
Disappointment and betrayal are always more layered than we imagine. Hope is always stronger than it appears, even at its most fragile.
Why the author wrote this book:
I was deeply moved by the idea that Jesus showed us the depth of His love most significantly "on the night He was betrayed." What would that look like in a husband/wife relationship--or any other relationship, for that matter--today? Can love shine brightest on the night it's betrayed?